TOP GUN: MAVERICK – Review by Susan Granger

After welcoming audiences into the theater, Tom Cruise flies high in Top Gun: Maverick as a defiant, daredevil fighter pilot, pushing a plane’s limits – and that’s just the opening sequence. Still a U.S. Navy Captain, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell is ordered back to the elite training program, Top Gun Academy in San Diego, to prepare a group of rowdy hotshots for a dangerous overseas mission. They’re to destroy a uranium enrichment plant that’s been cleverly hidden in a heavily-fortified valley surrounded by steep mountains.

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TOP GUN MAVERICK- Review by T.J. Callahan

You’d think Hollywood would be entering the danger zone by bringing us a sequel so many years later, but goodness gracious great balls of fire, fans will NOT be losing that loving feeling. “Top Gun: Maverick” gives groupies everything they want and more, even though Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer are the only returning stars. With Kilmer suffering from throat cancer in real life, it’s amazing he was able to make the film and he looks great. Even our hero, Tom, finally showing he’s not totally ageless, proves no mission is impossible doing his own flying and, as a producer, making sure the action was real and didn’t rely on CGI. If you have a need for speed, Top Gun: Maverick is your thrill ride of the summer.

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THE 33, MIA MADRE, SHELTER, JAMES WHITE and Other Nov 13 Openers – Reviews by Jennifer Merin

Patricia Riggen’s The 33 is compelling and inspiring truth-based drama about 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed mine. Nanni

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